Congratulations to those of you who survived the first round of the playoffs and also to those of you who just qualified.
Here we're going to try and help you decide who to start this weekend and who you should avoid at all costs.
Like I tell you every week, you probably won't find your stud players on this list. Guys like Adrian Peterson, Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald should always be started, regardless of who they're playing so it's a waste of time to even mention them.
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Otherwise, good luck this weekend.
Must starts: Tony Romo, Drew Brees, Kurt Warner, Peyton Manning
Jay Cutler - Broncos vs. Panthers - Cutler has been starting to pick up the pace in recent weeks and now will face the tough Panthers defense sans surprising star Patrick Hillis.
But that won't matter much with Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal spreading the field and Cutler will depend on the pass to move the chains. After that emotionally charged affair against the Bucs on Monday Night Football, the Panthers are in for a let down and will find the proposition of stopping Cutler a daunting one to say the least.
Over three hundred, at least a pair of touchdowns and a pick for good measure.
Phillips Rivers - Chargers vs. Chiefs - Somewhere along the line the Chargers morphed into a pass first, run second team with Phillip Rivers at the helm. He's delivered fantasy numbers we could never have imagined and will continue to do so this week against the Chiefs 29th ranked pass defense.
Big things ahead for Vincent Jackson and I expect someone will reintroduce Antonio Gates to Rivers and they'll hook up for a score. The Chargers have only the slimmest of chances to reach the playoffs and they'll waste no time keeping the window open for one more week.
Jason Campbell - Redskins vs. Bengals - If there was ever a time Jason Campbell could redeem himself for such an ugly season, Week 15 is it.
The Bengals await Campbell and his underachieving offense, just in time for the Redskins to make a run that's a little too late. But he'll be able to spread the field and get the ball in the hands of fellow fantasy disappointments Chris Cooley and Santana Moss.
Matt Cassel - Patriots vs. Raiders - First and foremost, my condolences to Matt and his family. His father passed away this week and Matt's been excused from the team while he attempts to deal with the unfortunate situation.
This is not meant to pile on in any way. I just can't imagine how anyone could try to play a football game with such drastic playoff implications so soon after losing my father. I'm not sure that I could do it and I'm not sure that he can either.
Avoid the risk involved and seek QB help elsewhere.
Kyle Orton - Bears vs. Saints - Prevailing wisdom is that you can throw on the Saints.
That may be true, but not when you're the Chicago Bears. With an offense void of any imagination, Sean Payton won't have to do much when trying to stop the Bears mediocre passing game. This will be a contest in which the Bears try to control the clock with the run and try to use the cold weather to their advantage.
With the way Drew Brees is playing this season, this one might be over before it begins.
Must starts: Adrian Peterson (Min), Steven Jackson, LaDanian Tomlinson, Michael Turner, Clinton Portis, Brian Westbrook, DeAngelo Williams
Thomas Jones - Jets vs. Bills - Jones has been a machine this season and will be the focal point of the Jets offense this weekend against the Bills. He was the primary reason this offense had looked so good during their five game winning streak, highlighted by his 30-carry effort in their improbable win against the Patriots in Week 11.
The Bills, still stuck in a sickening downward spiral, are running out of reasons to play for and won't be able to stop the elusive bruiser out of Big Stone Gap, VA.
Expect 25 to 27 carries and a pair of scores for TJ.
Sammy Morris - Patriots vs. Raiders - With everything that's going on with Cassel, Morris is going to be counted upon to shoulder the load against the NFL's 30th ranked run defense. Especially if rookie backup Kevin O'Connell is forced to play in Cassel's absence.
Either way, Morris is the starter in New England and will be a great sleeper pick this weekend for those of you who need a miracle.
Maruice Jones-Drew - Jaguars vs. Packers - MJD will be the lone bright spot for the Jaguars this weekend. They've lost nearly every one of their wide receivers and Fragile Freddie Taylor may be out for the remainder of the season with a hand injury.
You'll be getting a heavy dose of this little dynamo against the Packers 27th ranked run defense. He's a great play in Week 15.
All your Steelers and Ravens running backs - This game is pretty much the worst nightmare for fantasy football. The best two defenses in the game standing toe-to-toe in a contest that will help decide who makes the playoffs.
The Steelers have the best run defense in football and the Ravens have only allowed three rushing touchdowns all season. Sit Willie Parker, Mewelde Moore, Willis McGahee, Le'Ron McLain and Ray Rice. Will one of them probably score? Yeah, but I'm not willing to risky my fantasy football season trying to guess who. This could very well end up being a 6-3 game when it's all said and done.
Marshawn Lynch - Bills vs. Jets - This game has disaster written all over it for Lynch.
The Jets desperately need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, while the Bills are just waiting for the season to die and can't wait to start their vacation. Combine that with a defense that needs to come up big after failing miserably in recent weeks and you see nothing but bad things for Marshawn in Week 15.
Larry Johnson - Chiefs vs. Chargers - My intent was to look up how you say bust in languages from around the world, but then I remembered who I'd be writing about and thought better of it.
If he doesn't put in any effort to get better than why should I?
Last week was all I needed to see from LJ to realize he cannot be trusted ever again this season.
Must starts: Brandon Marshall, Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin, Reggie Wayne, Andre Johnson, Roddy White, Calvin Johnson, T.O., Greg Jennings, Steve Smith
Marques Colston - Saints vs. Bears - He was here last week too and laid an egg the size of Chicago, so for that I apologize.
But this week against the Bears, things are looking up for this young prospect out of Hofstra. The last time he faced a defense built upon the principles of the Tampa-2, racked up 106 yds on only six catches. Expect more of the same tonight as the Bears defense struggles to stop him over the middle and out routes.
Davone Bess - Dolphins vs. 49ers - He's not a flash in the pan, one week wonder anymore. Bess is producing and this week he'll tally his first touchdown against a 49ers defense that routinely gives up the long ball.
Surprisingly enough, I think the 49ers win this game but not before letting Bess go off for 90 yds and a score.
Antonio Bryant - Bucss vs. Falcons - How many of you missed out on Bryant's ridiculous 200 yd performance against the Panthers on Monday Night?
(I'm raising my hand, just so yo know)
Don't be foolish to think he'll do anything like that again, but the Falcons pass defense can be had and Bryant will be the one to beat them.
Lee Evans - Bills vs. Jetss - You get into a routine and just start guys every week because that's what you're supposed to do. Guys like Evans are your studs, the player you draft so you don't have to worry about whether or not you start him every week.
But snap out of it!
Inconsistent quarterback play and a host of other factors that can be found in this column make Evans a very shaky play this week. I'm not saying this Bills team has given up, but let's just say that pride can only take you so far.
Bernard Berrian - Vikings vs. Cardinals - In theory you'd expect the Vikings would be forced to throw a lot in this game to keep up with the Cardinals. But when you have Frerotte and possibly Tarvaris Jackson doing the throwing, it's best to avoid anyone associated with them, namely Berrian.
The potential is there for Berrian to be a game breaker with defenses being forced to stack the line trying to stop Adrian Peterson. But until there's a reliable QB under center with a strong arm, he's only worthy of a start when the match up is just right.
This isn't one of those times.
Lance Moore - Saints vs. Bears - He's quickly becoming the forgotten man in this Saints offense. Brees now has Colston, Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas, Jeremy Shockey, Moore and Devery Henderson at his disposal. Moore's been amazing this year, especially in the second half of the season. But right now there's not enough of the ball to go around, making Moore the odd man out.
Must starts: Owen Daniels, Tony Gonzalez, Dallas Clark, Jason Witten
Tony Scheffler - Broncos vs. Panthers - The Broncos will be airing it out on Sunday and Scheffler will get his fair share of looks over the middle. He'll do just fine and finish with a score on the day.
Kevin Boss - Giants vs. Cowboys - He's been ice cold lately and won't heat up until after the Giants play down in 'Big D'.